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Getting a roommate in your golden years

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Shazzi Felstein, left, and Yukari Honda in Felstein's one-bedroom apartment in New York. Felstein 73, a baby boomer facing a dwindling savings account and hefty rent and utilities payments, has sought out a roommate to split the cost, and Honda, 27, a graduate student in interior design, fits the bill.

New York

LIKE many older Americans, Shazzi Felstein recently found herself in an unexpected financial bind. About a year ago, she noticed that her savings had dwindled. To her horror, she realised that her monthly Social Security cheque would not cover her rent-stabilised one-bedroom

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